T.J. Tampa
T.J. Tampa  CB  Iowa State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
T.J. Tampa
Height
6-2
Weight
190
College
Iowa State
Position
CB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Saint Petersburg, FL
73.5/100
Player Rating
62
PositionRank
4.45
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
3
Tackles
18
Sol tackles
17

T.J. Tampa CB Iowa State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

T.J. Tampa CB Iowa State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.45 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 190
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Overall Rating: 73.5 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
79%
Run Defense:
61%
Coverage:
54%
Zone:
63%
Man/Press:
54%
DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #62
College Games: 17 College Snaps: 391
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (74/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #553 Pos Rank: #206 State Rank: #184
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (84/100 )
Ovr Rank: #1167 Pos Rank: #171
Draft Profile: Bio
T.J. Tampa attended Lakewood High School and was rated a 3 star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.840, going unranked by ESPN Following high school, Tampa opted to join Iowa State.

In 2020 as a freshman Tampa saw action in 6 games and played on a total of 89 snaps for the Cyclones. He recorded 4 tackles, no assists, while adding 2 stops. In coverage Tampa notched up no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 153.6.

As a sophomore for the Cyclones in 2021 Tampa played in 11 games and took part on 302 snaps for the Cyclones. He made 17 tackles, 2 assists, and had one stop. In coverage Tampa totaled 2 pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 130.2.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Reads the QB and gets good breaks on the ball. Bigger hitter than his slight frame implies. Closes quickly and generates explosion.
  • Should excel as a zone defender because of his closing speed to wrap receivers after the catch.
  • Fits best in a zone system at the next level due to size and ability to close to the ball.
  • Changes directions with ease and has the frame to hold up at any spot in the secondary.
  • Closing speed and willingness to make the big hit make him one of the more versatile safeties in the class.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Not an explosive player and needs to show better bend and flexibility in his drops - plays too high.
  • NFL quarterbacks may take advantage of his aggressiveness in man and zone to eye up short routes and go over the top
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How other scouting services rate T.J. Tampa (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
315.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
66.0